Hello all, I am new to this site, but have been using it as a guideline for years now. I like to play online games (WOW/COD2 ect.) and have been doing so on a Toshiba laptop with a 8700GT. Ive been saving money and researching and have bought all of the components I need to build my 1st Home built system. I was wondering what you guys think, I could use some feedback becasee I just clicked order on newegg and now im starting to second guess myself. lol..
Mother Board: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
RAM: Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Power supply: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire
Case Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 140mm top fan and 2 120mm side fans
Hard Drive: Corsair Force CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
I also got the Arctic silver heat compound, a CD/DVD-R drive, a monitor and some other little items just for GP.
Please tell me what you think.
Looks pretty good Pin. I would say also look at the new amd 6870 and the overclocked nvidia gtx 460 1gb video cards available. Both should offer slightly better performance for less money. Also i only saw you list a 120GB ssd for hard drive. Is that enough space? Some people use the ssd as boot drive for speed and add a larger traditional hard drive for music/vid/etc. Good luck with the build!
edit: just saw that you already placed your order. Well don't sweat it. The 5850 is very close performance wise to those other two cards i mentioned. If it's possible to change your order its up to you.
Looks good except you should have gotten the 955 and bumped up the multiplier yourself saving yourself $20 and picked up a 6870 as it performs better and is slightly cheaper or picked up this 5850 for only $195 .
I also think that you should have picked up a storage drive like a samsung F3. Also you don't need the thermal compound unless you plan on OC'ing and that would require a aftermarket heatsink as well. A hyper 212+ would be good.
Thanks alot for the help guys, I was a little bit under budget as is, but I see what you are saying about the ram being an issue now. I will be ordering some new ram later tonight. Thanks again for the posts, you have all helped out alot